Jallikattu held in 18 villages in TN

The famous bull-taming festival `Jallikattu` was conducted in 18 villages since February by organisers after filing separate writ petitions, the Government said today.

Last Updated: Apr 27, 2012, 17:28 PM IST

Chennai: With the High Court not granting blanket permission to conduct the famous bull-taming festival `Jallikattu`, the events were conducted in 18 villages since February by organisers after filing separate writ petitions, the Government said today.
The Madurai bench of Madras High Court had on January 30 2012 said organisers of individual events would have to obtain permission to conduct the events by filing seperate writ petitions, Animal Husbandry Minister T K M Chinnaiah informed the state Assembly.

Subsequently, Jallikattu was conducted in 18 villages in Dindigul, Theni, Sivagangai, Madurai, Vellore and Virudhunagar districts as per the court orders from February 10, 2012 till date, he said.

PTI